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Pork or Chicken Buns for Tonight - Oakland Chinatown

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I would like to run over to Oakland Chinatown to pick up some pork or chicken buns, a dozen or so, for a potluck tonight. Where to go?

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  1. Shan Dong 328 10th St, Oakland, CA 94607

    1. Tao Yuen Pastry - high product turn-over but also a consistent line.

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      1. re: ML8000

        I went to Tao Yuen. They were good, although had some too-large onion pieces. In any event, they were gobbled up at the potluck. Thanks for the advice. I will try the steamed ones next from Tian Jin, as I love their dumplings.

      2. I like the buns at Wonder Bakery a little better than Tao Yuen (my second favorite)


        1. For the Cantonese charsiu style, the baked pork buns from Sun Sing are pretty good.

          I've also been quite enamored with the small, dirt-cheap ($0.50) steamed pork buns from Tian Jin Dumplings, but you'll have to jet over before they sell out. (These are a smaller, less bready version of the ones at Shan Dong, which are also good.)

          1. For steamed non-char sui pork buns I concur with the rec for Tian Jin.
            For baked char sui pork buns, Alice Street bakery is our top choice, wth one factor being that they do not brush the tops with sugar.
            Have not found good steamed char sui buns yet.

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            1. re: felice

              Had the Tian Jin buns today -- really liked them. Light and flavorful. And less bready. Another great find!

              1. re: felice

                Anybody know where to find all-vegetable steamed buns? Preferably the really large ones (grapefruit-size) with green vegetable inside